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Predicting atomic positions: Bayesian statistics enable more accurate materials characterization

By April Gocha / September 6, 2016

Researchers at North Carolina State University, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have devised a new method for characterizing materials that can more accurately predict crystallographic structures.

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Visualizing atoms at grain boundaries: Atom probe tomography gets into oxides

By April Gocha / May 2, 2016

Researchers at Colorado School of Mines and the University of Florida are well on their way to solving grain boundaries’ secrets—the team recently achieved unprecedented atom-by-atom visualization of the chemical composition of grain boundaries.

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Distorted reality: Revolving electron microscopy divulges material’s innermost atomic secrets

By April Gocha / February 17, 2015

Researchers at North Carolina State University have pioneered a new imaging method that is allowing them to peer inside a material’s atomic organization to precisely map the location of distortions, a unique perspective that is allowing them to see how those distortions affect the material’s properties.

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‘Google for materials’—How ORNL’s new imaging institute will change materials research

By Jessica McMathis / July 1, 2014

Oak Ridge National Laboratory recently announced the launch of the Institute for Functional Imaging of Materials, which will unite experts in imaging instrumentation, fundamentals in physical and chemical imaging processes, and data analytics.

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